Four Seasons opens first property in Greece

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has started welcoming guests to its first property in Greece.

The luxury hotel group has taken ownership of a historic hotel on the Athenian Riviera, previously named the Astir Palace, and overseen a thorough renovation and extension project.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens now boasts 300 guest rooms, three private beaches, three pools, five tennis courts, a spa and a plethora of watersports across 74 acres of coastline on a peninsula in Vouliagmeni.

Just 30 minutes outside of Athens, the newest Four Seasons addition hopes to become the ideal choice for travellers who wish to experience both a historic city and a seaside resort. 

General manager Sam Ioannidis said the opening heralded a new era for guests and staff alike.

“It’s a landmark day in so many ways as we welcome our first guests to the new Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens,” he said.

“So many of our people are locals or native-born Greeks returning to their homeland from around the world, or people who have deep roots in this culture and finally have the opportunity to live and work here. This heritage makes us even more excited to share it all with our guests – whether it’s your first time in Greece or you’ve been here many times before, we promise that we’ll give you an experience that only Four Seasons can deliver.”

Chef concierge George Vournazos added: “Everyone is aware of the wealth of ancient history to be found in Greece, but savvy travellers know there are also many other reasons to fall in love with Athens now.” 

The property is running a Grand Opening offer throughout 2019 featuring 20 percent savings on the room rate plus daily breakfast. Travellers are also encouraged to take advantage of the Stay Longer – Sixth Night Free package offering a complimentary night with each five nights paid.

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